Macbook wheel of death

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by B00mI, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. B00mI macrumors newbie

    B00mI

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    #1
    Hey I have a problem with my macbook pro a1398.
    after one minute of working i get the rainbow wheel of death and even though i can move the mouse i cant click anything.

    I go to reboot\recovery mode and do the first aid option and it says everything is ok,but then after a minute or so one of the drives disappears and i can't see it anymore,and probably that's what causes the problem.

    Anyone have an idea how to fix it?
     
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Could be a failing cable, the heat of running for a minute might affect it. Or it could be a similar issue for the drive itself.

    If you're looking for things to try, you could do the usual things, reset the SMC, PRAM, or do a clean install before concluding it's hardware.
     
  3. B00mI thread starter macrumors newbie

    B00mI

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    Cant install anything because it will fail during installation.
    But... I was able to make it work for a lil and delete stuff from the drive and it seemed to work.
    gonna see if its gonna stay stable
     
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

    ZapNZs

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    Have you tried booting into safe mode?
    Have you attempted removing the drive from the computer, placing it in a USB enclosure, and attempting to boot the OS this way?
    Have you performed the Apple Hardware Test/Apple Diagnostics?
    Are you close to an Apple Store?
     

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